For the 4th year in a row, MFG Chemical has hosted their annual Meet & Greet Breakfast with local business and neighbors at MFG head quarters on Kimberly Park Drive. Over 20+ businesses were represented with 50+ attendees.
Dalton, GA – MFG Chemical, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been recognized for exemplary efforts in improving its environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) at its Dalton facilities by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), the leading trade association representing specialty chemical manufacturers.
MFG participates in SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program, which encourages companies to operate their facilities in an environment that guarantees safety and environmental compliance to all stakeholders.
MFG will accept a Silver Performance Improvement Award at SOCMA’s 95th Annual Dinner on December 5 in New York City. Keith Arnold, President of MFG Chemical, will accept the award on behalf of the company at the awards dinner.
MFG Chemical, Inc. will be recognized for its successful efforts to improve its Product Stewardship and Employee Training.
“We are extremely proud of the hard work our employees have done on our EHS&S program. This award reflects our commitment to constant improvement for our products, our workers and our neighbors in the community,” said Keith Arnold.
“Congratulations to MFG Chemical and its employees on this outstanding achievement,” said SOCMA President and CEO Jennifer Abril. “As specialty chemical manufacturers, it is incumbent upon companies to be good environmental stewards and create a culture at their facilities that will ensure the safety and security of their employees and community in which they live. MFG Chemical has gone above and beyond to demonstrate its commitment to improving EHS&S efforts through participation in the ChemStewards® Performance Improvement Program. Congratulations on a job well done.”
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[Dalton, Ga. October 14, 2016] MFG Chemical, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification by DQS for its Quality Management Systems for the contract manufacturing of specialty chemicals. This is a testament to the ever increasing commitment by the company’s management and to the foundation created by the late CEO, Chuck Gavin IV, to providing the highest customer satisfaction. MFG Chemical is proud to be one of the first to be certified to the 2015 version of the standard.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. ISO 9001 is based on the plan-do-check-act methodology and provides a process-oriented approach to documentation and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management in an organization.
Changes introduced in the 2015 revision are intended to ensure that ISO 9001 continues to adapt to the changing environments in which organizations operate. Some of the key updates in ISO-9001:2015 include the introduction of new terminology, restructuring some of the information, an emphasis on risk mitigation thinking to enhance the application of the process approach, improved applicability for services, and increased leadership requirements
“We are extremely proud that our team was able to attain the ISO 9001 certification on our first attempt” says Keith Arnold, President and COO. “This is another example of our commitment to making quality not just a priority, but a core value at MFG.”
MFG Chemical is a custom and toll manufacturer of specialty chemicals for a variety of industries including pulp & paper, paints & coatings, mining, oil field, agriculture, lube additives, and personal care. The company operates three manufacturing facilities in Northwest Georgia. For more information, visit www.mfgchemical.com.
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SOCMA’s 9th annual Washington fly-in saw record attendance, which featured MFG’s President Keith Arnold and approximately 50 other attendees. The group spoke to members of Congress in hopes of improving the tariff situation, which impacts small chemical companies’ ability to compete with a larger global market. A bill was submitted for consideration to both the House and Senate in hopes of creating an allowable evolution to provide tax cuts, thus affording these limited companies growth opportunities. Bill Allmond, SOCMA’s Vice President of Government and Public Relations, relayed passionately to members of Congress about the importance and the considerable impact the proposed bill, entitled the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, will have on SOCMA’s members, most of which are small to moderate manufacturers.
SOCMA and the companies the organization represents strongly believe that the approval of this bill will facilitate in the prosperity and expansion of these manufacturers in an industry where otherwise such goals would be improbable. If approved, Allmond, alongside other SOCMA members, believes this will save companies millions, which will in turn grant small to medium sized manufacturers the capability to create a more competent workforce, broaden their market reach, and more.
For more information follow the link: http://www.socma.com/newsletter/cbe.cfm?id=5138#Miscellaneous_Tariff_Bill
1804 Kimberly Park Dr.
Dalton, GA 30720
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Gavin inducted into Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame
Dedicates award to memory and honor of his deceased Son
[Dalton, Ga.] Charles E Gavin, III, Chairman and CEO of MFG Chemical, was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame (AEHF) on February 19, 2016. Gavin was honored along with four others during a black-tie gala held at the historic Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel in Mobile, Ala.
Gavin humbly accepted the AEHF award and dedicated it to the honor and memory of his son, Chuck (Charles IV), MFG’s former CEO, who passed away December 25, 2015.
During his acceptance speech, Gavin said the award was extremely humbling and to be placed into this group of high achievers was not something that had ever occurred to him. He added that awards are from outside our self and result from talents received from others. Gavin recognized several who had lighted his path and built bridges for him to travel. He quoted Albert Einstein who said, “The value of man resides in what he gives and not what he is capable of receiving.”
Gavin is the founder, chairman of the board and former president of MFG Chemical. His prowess in textile engineering helped transform an industry vital to the Southeast, according to the Hall of Fame. Gavin is a pioneer in carpet dyeing technology and is responsible for many innovations in the textile industry, including the development of the first acid-dyed filament carpets.
Gavin graduated from Auburn University with a degree in textile management in 1959. He started his career in carpet dyeing with Cabin Crafts, a division of West Point-Pepperell, and later joined Rossville Carpet Dyeing as a plant manager.
In 1967, Gavin joined Columbus Carpet mills to build and staff dyeing facilities at the mill. Here he pioneered the successful dyeing of acid-dyed filament carpets and set an industry standard. He eventually would serve as vice president of manufacturing during his tenure at Columbus. In 1978, Gavin completed an executive MBA program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He founded MFG Chemical in 1981 to develop auxiliary chemicals for the carpet and textile industries. Gavin’s wife, Carol Ann Gavin, and son Chuck were also instrumental in building the business. The company has grown to serve many other markets and industries. Today, MFG Chemical has 3 manufacturing plants and a distribution center.
Gavin, a long-time Dalton resident, now spends much of his time on his Bell Buckle Farm in Wartrace, Tenn. He has been a Westcott Fellow since 1985 and is a member of First Baptist Church, as well as a past president of the Dalton Toast Masters Club. He remains active in the support of several community charities.
Gavin has been a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorist (AATCC) since his college days. Over the years, he served in most all offices on regional and national levels, including president and treasurer for AATCC and its foundation. He was instrumental in starting the organization’s foundation and was its first contributor. AATCC honored him with the Harold C. Chapin Award for service in 2002.
Gavin was honored also for his support of education and workforce development in Alabama, along with scholarships at Auburn and other major universities, including Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Clemson and Vanderbilt.
At Auburn, Gavin created an endowed professorship in chemical engineering and recently made a transformative gift to Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, resulting in an update and renovation to the textile building, which is being renamed the Carol Ann and Charles E. Gavin III Engineering Research Laboratory. Auburn recognized him in 2003 as an Outstanding Alumnus in Textile Engineering and in 2014 honored him with a Distinguished Auburn Engineer Award. He is a member of the Alumni Engineering Council, Auburn Eagles Society, Auburn Engineering Keystone Society and President’s Circle of the 1856 Society.
The state of Alabama established The Alabama Hall of Fame to honor, preserve and perpetuate the accomplishments of individuals, projects and corporations that have brought and continue to bring recognition to the state.
Other inductees included: A. Frazier Christy, of Birmingham; Robert Keith of Hoover, Ala.; Nelda K. Lee of Ballwin, Mo.; and Stephen D. Moxley, formerly of Huntsville, Ala. The Hall of Fame also inducted Austal USA’s Littoral Combat Ship in Mobile and the W. Warner Williams Water Resource Complex as engineering projects.
Brenden Crowe, grandson of Barry Lassiter, Director – EHS&S with MFG Chemical in Dalton, Georgia, is seen here holding a check presented to the Muscular Dystrophy Association by the Chattanooga Fire Department. $84,063 was collected during their annual MDA fundraising events. Brenden, 9, was diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy in 2010 and is the local Good Will Ambassador for the MDA.
The Chattanooga Firefighters raised more money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association than any other fire department in the state of Tennessee.
Money raised locally helps MDA provide support for patients and their families with world class health care at MDA clinics, access to summer camps and support groups, and assistance with medical equipment.
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Recently MFG Chemical had the privilege to host Dalton State Organic Chemistry Students at our Kimberly Plant. “The goal was not to bore the students to death” said Richard Underwood, “but to educate them on what they should expect if they decide to pursue a chemical degree.”
Roughly 50 students attended the first meet & greet with plans to continue this program next year. With Dalton State now offering a Bachelors in Chemistry and over 100 students official declaring it their majors, an introduction to the real world application of chemistry is something students are missing in their academic careers.
Dalton State College was chartered in 1963 as Dalton Junior College by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and in 1967 opened its doors to 524 students as the 24th institution in the system. Through its almost 50 years of commitment to higher education Dalton State continues to grow, now offering 20 Baccalaureate Degrees. Dalton State’s commitment to the community shows when in 2010 its economic impacted on North West Georgia reached $108 million. Even with such a large financial influence, Dalton State, for the 5th consecutive year, was voted one of the most affordable 4-year schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
MFG Chemical has always had the growth of the Dalton community as a top priority. We hope to continue our relationship with Dalton State in the years to come.